Participation & Eligibility |
Purpose of the Competition:
The City of Orlando is currently
developing the first Green Works Orlando Community Action Plan. Orlando
Mayor Buddy Dyer has challenged the community to develop a plan that
would transform Orlando, within a generation, into one of the most
environmentally-friendly, economically and socially vibrant communities
in the nation. In conjunction with the Plan, the City is introducing a
competition, titled Envision 2040, which aims to illustrate what the
City will look like in the future.
Envision 2040 is an ideas competition
that promotes an effort to visualize what Orlando, the most sustainable
City in the southeast, will look like in 2040. If all the goals and
objectives of the Plan were implemented today, what would our City look
like in the future?
Drawings, renderings, and pictures are as
important as words in embracing and understanding the possibilities of a
greener future. We are seeking professional and citizen design input to
promote awareness of the Community Action Plan and to assist in
visualizing a greener Orlando. The proposals should illustrate how the
topics of discussion (economy, energy, food, green building, solid
waste, transportation, water and livability) could transform a part or
the entire City.
By 2040, Orlando will meet many of
· Energy - Efficient and
clean, Orlando uses energy significantly more efficiently, and
derives 90% from clean and renewable sources for electricity and
· Green Economy - Thousands of Orlando residents are employed
in the solar and efficiency industry, urban farming, green building
and technologies, sustainable transportation manufacturing, and
creation of goods extracted from recycled materials
· Livability - Orlando's streets, neighborhoods and abundant
parks are vibrant, beautiful, clean, walkable and authentic with
attractive landscaping and grand trees.
· Local Food - Substantial portions of food consumed in
Orlando come from local farmers, both adjacent to the City and
within it. Food waste is composted for the growth of new food.
· Solid Waste - None of Orlando's waste is landfilled or
incinerated. Rather than an environmental liability, Orlando's waste
is viewed as a precious commodity that is mined for the resources
contained within it . Many industries use of these mined materials
to cleanly manufacture new goods.
· Transportation - Driving alone in an internal combustion
automobile is a rarity in Orlando. Instead, residents, workers, and
tourists enjoy the pedestrian and bike-friendly nature of Orlando,
with abundant sustainable transportation choices.
· Water - Water is viewed as a precious, life-sustaining
resource. The various elements of the water infrastructure (potable,
storm and waste water) are viewed as an integrative system that
brings both nourishment and beauty to the Orlando community.
If Orlando, were to meet these goals.
What visually will it look like?
We encourage respondents to think
creatively in their approach to the challenge. The competition
intentionally allows for many different approaches to fulfill the
submittal requirements. Feel free to design at the site, corridor,
neighborhood, or the city-wide scale...or a little of each....or in any
other manner that you can dream up. Just remember that, the geographical
boundaries shall be limited to the boundaries of the City of Orlando
(see maps below for boundaries).
For more information on the Green Works
Orlando Community Action Plan visit the
GreenWorksOrlando.com and the
of Orlando Interactive Forum.